bokomslag The Man in the Red Coat
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The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes

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  • 280 sidor
  • 2021

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In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time...
  • Författare: Julian Barnes
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9781529112313
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 280
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2021-06-03
  • Förlag: Random House UK